Just wondered if anyone else shared my worries on reported cortisone injections Andy is supposed to have taking for his back problem?. I have done a little bit of research with some sports physio's in my area on the negatives and positives of the treatment and it has led me to fears it may lead to a shortened season after this summer.
I don't doubt Andy will have weighed up all the options but is it really worth the risk long term for the FO with such a packed calender this year?
Please if anyone can alley my fears and give me some positive feedback it would be much appreciated.
Just found this thread. As far as I can see there's been nothing to substantiate this claim, which, incidentally, was reportedly denied by his team who said this was the first they knew anything about this.
Anyway I had a cortison injection once for tennis elbow and had absolutely no after effects, so even if Andy did have one I'm not in the least worried about it.
A physio friend of mine speculated
the original problem could be a slightly degenerative lumbar disc - something which sounds alarming but which is in fact very common and is also treatable. People who play sports where twisting movement of the body is necessary, e.g. golfers, tennis players (serve), are particularly prone to it. However, Andy's had the best advice available, and will be getting the best treatment available, so I really think we should all stop agonising about what the problem might or might not be.